This diploma thesis is devoted to the subject of alpine tourism in the summer months on alpine pastures in Austria. Alpine pastures characterize the landscape of Austria decisively, yet without alpine farming there would be no cultivated landscape of the alpine pastures. Tourism in the alpine pastures is essentially dependent on alpine farming. Therefore, alpine farming is becoming an increasingly important factor in Austria and an essential component for Austrian tourism.This work is based on broad literature research as well as survey and qualitative interviews to determine the current situation and the future development of alpine tourism. By means of a standard survey, the motifs of an alpine pasture were explored and a look into the future development of alpine tourism is provided. Qualitative interviews with experts sketch the development of the alpine pasture tourism of the past years and give an outlook to future developments. In addition, various statistics demonstrate the comparability and representability of the development over the years and the current situation.On the example of the holiday area Almenland, in particular the Teichalm-Sommeralm area, which is located in the Eastern part of the Grazer Bergland, it is shown how alpine pasture tourism has changed and which direction it will take in the future. The alpine pastures of the Teichalm-Sommeralm reach an altitude from 1,200 to 1,720 meters above sea level. In addition to agriculture and small business, tourism is one of the most important economic sectors in the region. The European Unions LEADER projects have strengthened the region and it has become increasingly important as a holiday area in the tourist region of Styria.This diploma thesis makes an important contribution to a holistic understanding of alpine tourism in Austria, with special respect to the Teichalm-Sommeralm area, as well as the positions of local business people.